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This easy-to-read booklet is designed...
This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help workers and volunteers understand and recognize signs of problems. The booklet describes each of the following problem areas, as they relate to older adults:
• alcohol problems
• gambling problems
• medication issues.
Tips on communicating with older adults with each of these problems are included, as are guidelines on when to seek help.
The booklet also includes:
• facts about the aging process
• a discussion of cultural issues
• lists of organizations offering information about services for older adults with substance use, mental health and gambling challenges
• further resources on the web, and in print.
Administrators and managers of services and facilities for older adults are encouraged to order this booklet for their staff.